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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172651.

Possible Tetragnathadea... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172643.

Around 50 degrees out... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172577.

Thanks for teaching me something new. But yeah, the last couple months have been basically dead of orb weavers. I got some Joros, some tiny random ones, and a few small Neoscona or Araneus. Around here from my experience around August/September is really banging with Orb weavers. TECHNICALLY in 2 months+ the Orb Weavers normal size ones will start popping out. All of my work recently has been Ande... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 172585.

A net casting spider AKA ogre face spider. Nice find. Genus Deinopis - Ogrefaced spider - BugGuide.Net... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 172591.

They should practice bombing the enemy, not wipe out domestic vegetation.... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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vanguardmellophone commented on picture ID 172595.

That looks very close, but another spotter identified it as a noble false widow spider (Steatoda nobilis), which looks a little bit closer. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/25/spider-false-widow-arachnid-poison-bite?fbclid=IwAR05F_GvTxafzSpXBxclJYerd5K2DXWNHVeW_Cq0EZzpUkG_q0HfHaKSaGw... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172577.

I was surprised when I found so many orbweavers out in the daytime in South Carolina. We usually say that they come out near sunset and hide at sunrise. I wonder if that is based on Northern US and Northern European climate. I have found orbweavers during the day in New Hampshire, but it is usually in a shaded area or a cloudy day. Much basic spider basic info and names came from a few resear... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172595.

It looks like an elderly female spider, from the shrunken rumpled abdomen and the time of year. That can distort the markings' appearance. The markings resemble Steatoda nobilis, but the legs and body don't. She might be an Orbweaver in genus Neoscona. Here's a reference link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoscona_arabesca Neoscona oaxacensis is another possible species. Check out pics o... Discussion Thread

January 31, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172577.

It depends - I do it all, daylight or night. Alot of my pics look like daylight, but are actually dark. This is because my flash on my camera works really well and lights everything up, plus I usually zoom in when I edit the photo! My personal experience with Orb Weavers is I can often find them (especially small ones) in the middle of the day. From my experience the best time in my area to f... Discussion Thread

January 30, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

I installed it and will try to use it next time!!... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

Thanks! I will check it out and probably start using it... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172401.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.risingcabbage.hd.camera&hl=en_US&gl=US This is one of the camera apps that seems to work well with Android.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172401.

Usually that looks more pixelated, maybe iPhones are different. Some Android have manual focus abilities. If your phone has a white circle around the subject try holding the phone a bit further away. There's a lot of variation in the Android phones. Mine tracks focus on the moving bug, which is really nice. Definitely try changing your camera app. The ones that come with the phone aren't... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172541.

Eris militaris? https://bugguide.net/node/view/26341/bgimage?from=216 The visual difference between E. miliataris and E, flava is the white on the face, I can't tell the difference yet. So, pretty sure this is Eris.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172577.

Wow! Are you doing this all in the daytime? Your pics look like daylight. The foliage in your state provides a lot of shade for spiders to be out in the day. I found the Orb Weavers wherever I could see or smell deer. They were easiest before sunset, using a flashlight to see the webs. I think you already found all the species I found.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172541.

I don't know this one. It's quite odd-looking. I even got out one of my physical books for US bugs...and confirmed that books aren't helpful at this stage. Computer vision says Phidippus putnami. I don't see the resemblance, at least the range would match.... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172579.

She is a Wolf Spider in family Lycosidae. She's carrying her babies on her body to protect them. The babies have feet that wrap around hairs on their mother's body. If you need to catch her to put her outdoors be careful to avoid surprising her. If startled her babies will jump off of her and will try to hide. If any get away they can be sound with a flash light in the dark. The light shi... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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Mkanso commented on picture ID 172579.

Medium size 2 inch bigger than coin... Discussion Thread

January 29, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172577.

1/28/2023 12,360 pictures later, 313 hours later (searching for spiders) AND 330 hours later studying in Araneology. Genus/Species I have found and documented!!!!  1. Neoscona Crucifera 30+ 2. Kukulcania Hibernalis 46+ 3. Hentzia Sp 3+ 4.Agelenopsis Naevia 34+ 5. Agelenopsis Aperta 6. Steatoda Grossa 61+ 7. Steatoda Triangulosa 11+ 8. Parasteatoda Tipadariorum 31+ 9. Herpyll... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

Possible Ceraticelus sp in Linyphiinadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172459.

Most likely Anyphaenadae ghost spider... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172465.

Possible Ceraticelus in Family Linyphiinadae (Dwarf Spiders) Possible Aranedae family genus Hyposinga maybe.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172467.

Hentzia mitrata most likely Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172469.

Either Hibana or Anyphaena genres Anyphaenadea ghost spider... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172471.

Of course, Mangora placidae Araneidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172473.

Probably Hentzia sp Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172475.

Hentzia sp... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172477.

Tetragnathadea Most likely Tetragnatha sp... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172489.

Probably Pelegrina sp Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172501.

Probably Hentzia genus... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172503.

Eris flava... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172511.

Anyphaenadea ghost spider... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172513.

Eris flava... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172517.

Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172519.

Hyposinga? Dwarf spider? I will do more research... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172521.

Anyphaenadae Either Hibana or Anyphaena genre... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172523.

Anyphaenadae ghost spider Wulfila albins... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172525.

Anyphaenadea Either Hibana or Anyphaena genus... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172527.

Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172529.

Anyphaenadae ghost spider... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172531.

Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172533.

Salticidae Possible Eris flava... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172537.

Small possible Eris flava... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172539.

Eris flava Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172541.

Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172543.

Eris flava Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172545.

Eris flava Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172547.

Eris flava Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172549.

Anyphaenadae ghost spider Most likely Hibana genus... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172551.

Hentzia sp Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172553.

Hibana gracilis Anyphaenadae ghost spiders... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172555.

Possible Eris sp Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172557.

Neoscona or Araneus genus Araneidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172559.

Hibana or Anyphaena genus Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172561.

Hibana or Anyphaena genus Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172563.

Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172565.

Hibana or Anyphaena genus Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172567.

Wulfila albins Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172569.

Hibana or Anyphaena genus Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172571.

Hibana or Anyphaena genus Anyphaenadae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172573.

Lysomannes viridis ventral abdomen view Salticidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172575.

Mangore placida Araneidae... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

Yeah Sumter SC area! I've been through there before, but wasn't chasing spiders at the time!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172421.

Anytime... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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awbreexspiders commented on picture ID 172290.

ooo I didn't see that one its definitely that. tysm!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 172290.

Neoscona crucifera https://bugguide.net/node/view/560020 https://bugguide.net/node/view/710437... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172417.

This pretty spider is Neoscona theisi, a species of Orbweaver Spiders.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 172441.

Huntsman spider family Sparassidae. Cool to have around.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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BugmanDan commented on picture ID 172443.

Huntsman spider family Sparassidae. Cool to have around if you don't mind their presense. My resident huntsman would hide behind a picture by day and early evening he would be chilling on the wall. Night, with the lights out he would get around a little catching moths and roaches.... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172401.

You're welcome! I was really frustrated trying to take photos in SC with the lens fogging. I wanted to keep taking spider and insect photos there every day. The reptiles and flowers are interesting too. We were in the Lakewood area, loads of orbweavers!... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172435.

I had no idea we have cricket farms, but it makes sense, there is a lot of demand. Did you keep her as a pet?... Discussion Thread

January 28, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 163953.

I can't delete this dang thing. A link to our own site was labelled as spam. Who knew?... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172439.

Hi! This looks like Argiope keyserlingi, a St. Andrew's Cross Spider, female, in an orb web.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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LilyMa commented on picture ID 172435.

I believe we get our crickets from an in state (NH) cricket farm, where they would get any stock of there own I would not know.... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172415.

https://insectadornment.weebly.com/biology.html... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172415.

It might be a Maquech, an Iron-clad Beetle. https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/11/el-maquech-the-living-jewel-of-the-yucatan/ They live in Mexico and the Yucatán Peninsula. It looks like someone bought this one with decorations pinned and glued to it. It may have been brought south to resell. It is a threatened species, but not protected. If you still have it, it needs a little wat... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172435.

That's weird. It's female and gravid. It might be a Slender Crab Spider, Tibellus Oblongus https://bugguide.net/node/view/303064 The abdomen looks like family Anyphaenidae https://spiderid.com/spider/anyphaenidae/ and the cephalothorax has Wolf Spider markings. She might have been feeding on the crickets. Do you know the country or state of origin?... Discussion Thread

January 27, 2023
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Princeyboy69 commented on picture ID 172421.

I just searched it and yeah it looked like a yellow sac spider thank you!... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172409.

Possible Tegenaria sp... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172413.

Beautiful pic... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172421.

Possible Cheiracanthium sp... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

Yeah. All of my photos that are blurry are because of me editing the photo and making it zoom in, which increases blur. The photo taken above was crisp and quality, but the spider was so small that I had to edit the image on my phone and zoom in...... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172401.

Thanks for letting me know!... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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Princeyboy69 commented on picture ID 172421.

I forgot to mention it was small about the size of a quarter... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172407.

This might be a species of Assassin Bug. They have long antenna that look like legs. They do have painful bites. To reduce your risk of bacterial infection and venom symptoms - Please wash the wound with soap and water. Use a topical antiseptic like hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol. Apply a poultice of baking soda and water to counteract the acidity of the venom. Toothpaste that co... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172411.

She might be a Dome Tent Spider, Cyrtophora moluccensis. I only searched our own data, which gives me the most common species found at a location. The spider appears to be in a defensive posture, which makes her more difficult to identify. https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/cyrtophora/moluccensis/ If this doesn't look like a match I would be happy to try again.... Discussion Thread

January 26, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172401.

I had trouble taking spider photos in South Carolina from frequently shifting temps and humidity. My lenses got fogged often, I just remembered that I had to keep drying my lenses and the macro lens didn't work for me for that reason. I think there are anti-fogging chemicals. I wasn't there long enough to experiment more.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 172401.

It's male. The photo isn't clear enough. I recommend getting a clip-on "macro" glass lens for your phone. It won't distort like digital "zoom" does because it is analog. There are good ones for about 14 dollars on Amazon.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172351.

Family Lycosidae wolf spider.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172357.

Most likely a Therdiidae spider family. Probably a Parasteatoda Tipadariorum... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172347.

Probably... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172347.

Hentzia sp... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172363.

Tetragnathadea family. Probably Tetragnatha genre... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172365.

Anyphaenadae Probably Hibana sp... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172373.

Off top of head....probably Nursey Web Spider possibly Pisaurina mira... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172375.

More research to do!... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172375.

I found this and said I looks Anyphaenadae and Salticdae at same time. Most likely Salticidae and has 2 M marks on abdomen.... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172377.

Off top of head....most likely Mangora placida of the family Aranaedae... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023
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greenvilleeee commented on picture ID 172379.

Anyphaenadae family. EITHER Hibana or Anyohaena genre... Discussion Thread

January 25, 2023